French presidential candidate Francois Fillon attempted to fight back on 2 February as pressure mounted on him to quit the race. Some lawmakers from his own side have urged him to drop his scandal-tainted bid to save the conservatives from defeat.Fillon has denied wrongdoing after Le Canard Enchaine newspaper reported the former prime minister had paid his wife hundreds of thousands of euros for work she may not have done.But Fillon pressed on with his campaign, telling a rally of about 1,000 people to help him resist against orchestrated efforts by his political opponents to break him and the party.He once again defended his actions as nothing illegal and sought to grab back the political high ground by attacking the other presidential candidates.
Feb 3, 2017
Nestle has tried to redefine sushi as it unveiled chocolate sushi in a bid to attract more shoppers to its premium KitKat store in Tokyo. The three pieces are flavoured with raspberry, mascarpone cheese and pumpkin pudding KitKats on top of sugar-coated puffed rice. The sushi KitKat is not for sale – customers who spend more than 3,000 yen (£21) in their shop until the Valentines Day will be given a pack as a present.
Feb 3, 2017
US Defence Secretary Mattis says North Korea will witness 'overwhelming' response if it uses nuclear weapons
Nagaland on the boil following disagreement over local body elections; government buildings set on fire
Aircel-Maxis deal scam: ED moves SC after special court dropped charges against brothers Dayanidhi and Kalanithi Maran
British author JK Rowling has shut down Twitter users who vowed to burn their Harry Potter books in response to her ongoing criticism of Donald Trump.
Feb 2, 2017
Controversial Breitbart editor and professional contrarian has sparked controversy numerous times in his career, most notably after a Twitter ban for trolling Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones.
Feb 2, 2017
- Coronavirus outbreak: Death toll hits 1,700, rate of new COVID-19 cases slow says China
- Biggest deal in country's military aviation finalised: IAF to get 83 Tejas at Rs 39,000 crore
- Airtel deposits Rs 10,000 crore AGR dues to telecom department; Vodafone Idea to pay next
- New death warrants: Nirbhaya convicts to be hanged on March 3 at 6 am
- Molested at 9, woman flies back from US to get music teacher arrested